More and more organizations are opting for a secure web gateway solution as the next step up from conventional security solutions. Secure web gateways prevent unsecured traffic from entering an organization’s internal network and prevent employees/users from accessing or being infected by malicious web traffic.
The need for an advanced solution like SWG came because of the ever-growing importance of the Internet in every organization’s existence. Now, the web is where almost everything takes place and with operations increasingly happening in the cloud, the risk only increases. Most businesses now have invested in various layers of cyber protection, including anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-spyware and a firewall. However, hackers move even faster and traditional firewalls often fail to withstand web-based threats. Hence the need for a Secure Web Gateway which acts as a gateway between the Internet and the network. By using various tools such as URL filtering, malware filtering, and application level controls, a SWG adds an additional layer of protection. It is basically a multifunction, integrated approach to Web security for Web-based applications.
The Seqrite Advantage
Seqrite’s Secure Web Gateway, powered by SafeSquid, offers a powerful, intuitive solution that filters unwanted software/malware from user-initiated Web/Internet traffic and enforces corporate and regulatory policy compliance. It offers policy controlled solutions transforming the web from a risky to a secure environment, tailored exactly to the organization’s needs.
Malware is detected right at the gateway level by SWG and users are protected from fraudulent websites, web applications, and security breaches. It is integrated with Quick Heal’s renowned scan engine and URL categorization service, backed by a cloud-based, dynamic real-time categorization offering emerging protection against web threats. Architected on the powerful machine learning engine, the URL filtering feature offers best-in-class identification and prevention of known & unknown threats with high accuracy. Seqrite’s unparalleled expertise in cyber threat intelligence is trusted by millions of users and equips Seqrite SWG to offer the most comprehensive protection. As a solution, SWG sits behind the firewall and the internet in a customer environment.
Four notable benefits which make Seqrite Secure Web Gateway a powerful solution are:
Security – Unparalleled web protection is offered thanks to top-of-the-line features such a URL Filtering, Anti-virus, protection and malicious websites.
Performance – Seqrite SWG provides web protection with minimal performance impact and tops the charts in this regard.
Usability – Pre-defined templates are offered for the setup of various corporate policies including the flexibility to define your own customized policies.
Scalability – Multiple versions of the software can co-exist on the same server without any necessary inter-dependence, thus making it highly scalable.
The key features that SWG offers are:
- URL Filtering to identify and block malicious websites, URLs, domains, phishing websites and threats such as malware, spam and botnets
- Data Loss Prevention to control upload of sensitive content to undesirable applications like chat servers, banner servers, ad-rotators, Instant Messengers, etc.
- HTTPS Inspection to prevent SSL security breaches and detected compromised HTTPS websites
- Multi-proxy configuration to manager clusters and configure all proxies across the enterprise to use configurations from the master proxy
- Reverse Proxy for application layer security for Internet/Intranet websites, blocking upload of dangerous data
- Application Signature for collection of applications and group of applications based on their signatures for monitoring or blocking purposes
- Internet Caching Protocol (ICP) which offers Advanced Cache Management for remotely located web caches
- LDAP Integration to enforce Internet access policies based on user’s LDAP membership
- Custom URL Databases for creation of pre-set white lists/black lists of websites
These important and advanced benefits make Seqrite Secure Web Gateway a comprehensive web and application security solution for businesses looking to bolster their cybersecurity defense.
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